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about late in life was his role in the u.s.-mexico border of 1846. grant said at the time i do not think there was ever more wicked were then that waged by the united states of mexico. i thought so at the time when i was the dexter, only i had not moral courage enough to resign. during the time of the u.s.-mexico war, i just found this are really moving "which is why it took it for my title. the fact of the matter is grant was not alone in thinking that the u.s. invasion of mexico was somehow wicked. wanted to talk about in this book and tonight is the evolution of the american public during the course of the u.s.-mexico war from being with it -- really enthusiastic and in favor to largely turning against the war. i see the u.s.-mexico war as the moment of america's first antiwar movement actually coming into being. there was anti-war sentiment during the revolution and certainly during the war of 1812, but that sentiment was limited. what you see happen is a consensus across the board. people from different regions of the country, soldiers in the field to officers, politicians, all the
to talk about today is my most recent book, "a wicked war: polk, clay, lincoln, and the 1846 u.s. invasion of mexico." the title dream to is taken from a quote from ulysses s. grant. from the thinnest i've come across back in everything he did then in his career and this number as he writes frankly about experiences he's had, the good in the bad and it makes for good reading. but one thing that grant spent some time together talking about in his life was his role in the u.s.-mexico war of 1846. grant said at the time, i do not think there is a more wicked words and outraged by the united states and mexico. so at the time when as a youngster, only he had not wrote urging us to resign and grant during the time that the u.s.-mexico war was a young lieutenant. i found this a really moving quotes so he took it from a typo. the fact is grant was not allowed in thinking the u.s. invasion of mexico was somehow wicked. one thing i talk about in this book and tonight is the evolution of the american public during the course of u.s.-mexico war, which is not about word by any means from being really t
, and the 1946 u.s. invasion of mexico." the title, "a wicked war", is taken from a quote from ulysses s. grant. from late in his life, grant look back on his career and in his memoir he writes about the experiences that he had, good and the bad. it makes for good reading. one thing that grant spent some time talking about leaving his wife with his role in the us-mexico border of 1986 -- 1846. >> i found is a very moving quote. the fact of the matter is that grant was not alone in thinking that the u.s. invasion of mexico was somehow with it. one thing that i talk about in this book and i will talk about tonight is the evolution of the american public during the course of the u.s. and mexico war, from being really enthusiastic to largely turning against the war. i think the u.s. and mexico war of the moment of america's first antiwar movement actually coming into being. so there was antiwar sentiment during the revolution, and certainly during the war of 1812. that sentiment was limited. what you see happening in 1847 is a consensus, really, across the board. people from different regions of th
, there's another title that many consider a "crowning" achievement. >> being miss teen u.s.a. is an unbelievable dream. >> danielle doty is living the dream -- a dream she's been aiming toward most of her life. >> i had been competing in pageants since i was 7 years old, and i thought, "you know, i'm at the right age." so i was a try?" >> texas! [ cheers and applause ] >> the texas teen won the crown, and now she gets to wear the gown. >> colorful? >> colorful. >> [ laughs ] >> actually, quite a few of them. hers is now a lifestyle jam-packed with red-carpet openings, glitter, and glamour. >> i love this. >> love that. out of these three pieces, i'd say the zipper dress is really amazing, and this is, i mean, just fabulous. >> it looks like fun, but it's also a full-time job. danielle has a calendar filled with good causes...like this one -- project sunshine. it brings a bit of happiness to children with serious illnesses. >> when she comes into the hospital, she just has a light about her and makes the kids smile and makes them feel like a normal kid. >> helping out miss t
of its spies in the u.s. must be released first. >> the united states government refuses with the cuban government to achieve a solution. >> when senator cardinal was asked about that on cbs. >> they're totally different cases. what cuba has to do is release alan gross. >> that doesn't mean they can't sit down and try and talk again and again and try until they reach something. >> what might break the stalemate is the end of the presidential campaign. mr. obama carried florida's cuban america vote. they want the white house to take it. >> the administration has been visited by us to make it clear that this needs to be a high priority. we got to get alan gross back. >> alan gross is 63 years old and his family says he has health problems. he is serving a 15 year prison sentence. >> thanks so much. those five cubans were arrested in the u.s. in 1998. the castro government admits they were spying, but refers to them as heros. >>> anti-apartheid icon nelson mandella has been admit today a hospital in south africa. mandella is undergoing
by the u.s. state department, the number of russian children adopted by american couples has increased significantly in the last few years. in 2004, the number was more than 5800 compared to only 962 last year. over the last 20 years, americans have are adopted more than 60,000 russian children, more than any other country. >> we remain committed to supporting inter-country adoptions between our two countries. the welfare of children is too important to be linked to political aspects of our relationship. >> reporter: the bottom line, says this expert, it is ultimately the children who will suffer because there aren't enough families in russia willing to adopt. >> there are, by some estimates, 700, 750,000 children in orphanages, in institutions in russia. they don't have that many families stepping up. >> reporter: the need is especially great for children with special needs like vatali. >> we rely on our faith and hope in jesus christ and that's what is going to get us through this. but it would just be devastating for those kids. >> reporter: the moyers already have two biological ch
the very latest details on this story including what the u.s. plans to do should syria plan to use the chemical weapons. >> take a look at the screen. if you have this instant recliner there's a new warning out there morning about the -- this morning about the nap nanny. >>> news time now 4:4. the world is -- 4:49. the world is watching syria this morning with the fears that the country has bombs loaded with gas. it is extremely toxic. just a tiny drop can kill a person in a matter of minutes. it can trigger reaction from the u.s.. >> we have sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account. >> the syrian regime has been careful not to confirm it has those weapons. officials believe pressure on the current government is mounting. opposition forces are making gains that could eventually trigger a shift in the conflict. the u.s. state department believes the fighting is growing closer to president assad. the u.s. is looking into reports that assad's representatives are trying to find a place for him to go into exile. >>> as
the on going fighting in the country is growing closer to the president. officials in u.s. are now looking into reports that president's assad people are looking for place for him to go into exile. >>> they were pink to awareness of breast cancer and now professional firefighters in anne arundel county are making a big donation to the cause. a check for $10,000 to the susan g. komen foundation later today. >>> chris christie will be asking for more help rebuilding his state after hurricane sandy devastated that area. he'll then head to new york. >>> chick peas and lettuce, that's all he's eating for breakfast. newark mayor booker is now into the third day of living on food stamps. now until december 12th he agreed to eat only what he could buy for $4 a day. this idea came from a twitter conversation he had with a woman. >>> people in the u.s. can now travel to cuba. president barack obama eased restrictions earlier this year but the tourists still can't come and go as they please. there are still restrictions on what they can see and what they can do. it's been put in place by the u.s. gov
days. be sure to check wbal for updates. a member of the u.s. navy's elite seal team 6 was killed during the rescue of an american doctor, kidnapped by the taliban in afghanistan. >> a tragic turn of events as the -- a u.s. navy seal loses lives -- loses his life saving the life of a fellow american citizen. it was a joint u.s.-afghan effort. the navy seal identity has not been released by the pentagon, but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and barack obama. he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that makes our nation strong, safe, and free. his sacrifice has not been lost on the doctor's family, who offered their condolences and thank him for his bravery and for the bravery of his teammates. >> if the fiscal cliff budget talks fail to produce a deal, more than 2 million will lose their jobs after christmas. it would affect those who have been out of work more than six months. and another 1 million people will lose benefits during the three m
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of judge paul william grimm of maryland to be a u.s. district judge for the district of maryland. i'm very proud of the process that senator mikulski has instituted for us making recommendations to the president to fill judicial appointments. i believe that under this process, we have reached to get the very best to recommend to the president and then to our colleagues for confirmation, and judge grimm clearly falls within this line. the senate judiciary committee favorably reported judge grimm's nomination by voice vote on june 7 of this year. judge grimm was nominated to fill the vacancy in maryland that was created when u.s. district judge benson e.laig took senior status in june. judge grimm brings a wealth of experience to this position. early in his career, he served in the military in the judge advocate corps handling commercial litigation in private practice and served as assistant attorney general of maryland. he also sat as a federal magistrate judge in maryland for 15 years. judge grimm was born in japan and received his undergraduate degree from the university of california in
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massacre that's attracting a lot of attention this morning. >>> thousands of dockworkers could put the u.s. economy at risk if they go on strike on sunday. we'll take you inside the crisis some are calling the container cliff. >>> and sea world taking its water act all the way to wall street. why investors could soon own a peace of shamu. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm victor blackwell. carol has the morning off. with the nation still reeling from the shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut, and engaged in a national debate on gun control, chicago suffered a grim milestone last night, a man was killed in a shooting on chicago's dangerous west side. this scene marks chicago's 500th homicide this year alone. that's up more than 50 from last year. now when we're researching this story this morning, one statistic really jumped out at us. in the past five years, 270 children have been killed by gun violence in chicago. on top of that, there have been dozens of other people injured. cnn's ted rowlands rode along with two chicago police officers earlier this year to get a firsth
. russian president vladimir putin signed a law banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. russia is one of the top countries from which america adopts. it could affect more than 1500 adoptions currently under way. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> four minutes after 5:00. the military world mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. he died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he's best remembered as helping lead forces that kicked saddam hussein out of kuwait during the first gulf war. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people
-- commander of the western flotilla and to general u.s. grant in the winter of 1862 because they work together to capture fort henry, for donaldson, and the tributaries of the mississippi river. then foot was on his own for a while working with john pope, and that worked out pretty well, too. when they captured the island in april 1862. part of this sequence of union successes in the spring of 1862 which then did come to an end, so if there is informal cooperation between the two of them it works pretty well. but as they see themselves as rivals, it's not going to work. >> look at halleck and grant in 1862. halleck is worrying about grant. >> give us a sense of the state of, the evolving state in terms of shifting and as 1861 most 1862 and sort of changes, radically in terms of enlistme enlistment. >> start with me? yeah, one of the things about the civil war, and i think it's particularly to the civil war navies, it's a tonic pivot point in history. things have been changing for some time. the telegraph comes in in the 1840s but railroads already expanding across the continent. but the applic
>>> this is a live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. it is thursday. the temperatures creeping downward. we've had it good for a couple of days but now it looks like things are returning back on our normal cold weather. i'm wisdom martin. sarah simmons has the day off. time to check in on the weather. here is gwen. >> a very chilly start to the day. a far cry from where we've been the last couple of days. that mercury really dropping. we'll show you what is going on. not a lot happening on our satellite-radar composite. we really don't have any clouds to talk about. things will be sunny into the course of the day. 28 at gaithersburg. 31 at baltimore. 36 at d.c. 4 at fredericksburg. a chilly 28 degrees for winchester. the same for culpeper. 46-degree for your day time high. the skies will be very bright and, unlike yesterday, the winds will be very light newout the course of the day. we had gusty winds yesterday but that is going to be not a factor at all. your full forecast coming up a little bit later. back to you. >>> taking a look at our top stories, fairfax county police ar
of the to u.s. patriot missile batteries as part of the nato effort to try to help protect our turkish allies against the threat of missiles from syria. even as we have asserted our strong and enduring commitment to the middle east, we are also renewing and expanding our engagement in the asia-pacific region. the core of our rebounds is modernizing our existing network of alliances and security partnerships throughout the region. and developing new security relations as well. over the past year, we reached major agreements with japan to realize our forces and jointly develop guam as a strategic hub. we afford to strengthen cooperation for the republic of korea, in space, in cyberspace, and intelligence. we begin a new marine rotational deployment to australia as well as increased air force cooperation. likewise, we are deepening our engagement and developing rotational deployment with allies and partners such as singapore and the philippines, and expanding our mil-to-mil dialogue and exchanges with china. we are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes reality
for sanctions. some argued it victimizes children just to make a political point. she arrived in the u.s. in 1992. she is the first peab beburn in moscow to be adopted by an american family. >> it makes me feel good that i have a family here. >> reporter: americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children in the last 0 years but russian officials point to the 19 children who died after being adopted by american parents. there's the case of one who was sent back by his adoptive parent carrying a note saying he had been too difficult top handle. the law was called politically motivated. the u.s. is also asking that children who have already be bonded with their parents be allowed to ten nisht process. >>> some call this bill des tenned for hun -- a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of children in russia. >> debra mcfadden adopted a dabbled girl from russia -- disabled girl from russia when she was six. now she's a pair olympickic -- paralympic star. the type of life her mother says vladimir putins who now presented any of russia's orphans of having. >> president putin has just nail
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. then i saw wind moving cars. >> there are a few cars out there. but a problem of note in annapolis, u.s. 50 near jennifer road. a and elsewhere, pretty good. 55 miles an hour on the north side. everything looks good as well on the west side toward 70. so far, so good, on the jfx. out of the owings mills area -- and here is 50 at ritchie highway. flashing lights. we are waiting to hear what direction the accident is. southbound 95 toward the 895 split guest: overall moving well on most of the major roadways. we will let you know if any problems come in. tram are big story is the finger-pointing continues on capitol hill this morning. new hope for a deal to avoid going off the fiscal cliff. if president obama will meet with congressional leaders later today. danielle leigh is in washington with more on the rush for a deal. >> president obama and congressional leaders need to make progress, and today's last met afternoon meeting at the white house could be a final opportunity. >> mcconnell seemed to give an indication that maybe, just maybe, the president might make a new offer giving -- g
will push for stronger gun control laws. question for you is and should u.s. gun laws change? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet or join the conversation on facebook, or send us an e-mail. our question for you is whether u.s. gun laws should change? here's the headline in "usa today" -- jumping down into the story, it says -- others are exploring the question of gun laws. we will hear some comments from members of congress this morning. congressional democrats are vowing to push for stricter gun control laws. several democratic lawmakers called yesterday for a new push for gun restrictions, including a ban on military-style assault weapons in the wake of the connecticut massacre. democratic senator dianne feinstein is the author of an assault weapons ban that lapsed in 2004. she said she would introduce new legislation soon. senator dick durbin said that lawmakers will hold hearings on gun-control and several others said they would devote attention to the issue. president obama says action is needed. "ere's the store in "usa today -- and th
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they again tried to reach a deal and still no compromise. the u.s. is just hours away from going over that fiscal cliff. without a deal before midnight, americans will be bringing in this new year with sweeping tax hikes and swing -- a tactic -- and cuts. >> >> t . >> i hope that they can work together and realize that this is affecting everyone. >> both chambers will reconvene this morning at whichthat they k together and realize that this is affecting everyone. >> both chambers will reconvene this morning at which point, there are just 12 hours left until this deadline. >> whatboth chambers will recone this morning at which point, there are just 12 hours left until this deadline. >> what are lawmakers working on today? >> we understand that senator harry reid, the majority leader, will what are lawmakers workingn today? >> we understand that senator harry reid, the majority leader, will reintroduce the pre fiscal cliff, maryland would be hit hard with hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost. >> if america falls off that fiscal cliff, maryland would be hit
. dock workers have been working on an expired contract. today the u.s. marry time alines and the long shoring association have agreed to a 30 day extension allowing for more time to negotiate a new deal. a major sticking point will have to be cleared up by january 28. it involves royalty payments for members based on each container they unload. >>> an early morning shootout at a new jersey police headquarters left three officers with wounds. >> how the suspect managed to get one of the officer's weapons. >> reporter: police raced to headquarters about 5:30 this morning responding to reports of gunfire. a man was brought into the station on domestic violence charges. >> the struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed. during the course of that, the suspect obtained a firearm and fired on three have our officers. right now we have one officer that was shot just below his bulletproof breast. >> i saw them throw somebody into an ambulance. this was very, very quick. the police officers jumping in the ambulance and taking off very quick. >> reporter: the two other officers were
the vote because he said the constitution is essential for the demoek a si. >>> an elite u.s. special forces team rescues an american doctor abducted in afghanistan but loses one of its own in the process. he was freed 11 hours after his captored released two other staffers. the defense secretary now confirms a u.s. service member was killed in that operation. the colorado doctor will return home in a couple of days. >>> a small is plane carrying a popular singer has crashed in northern mexico. the aircraft was found in pieces over a mountainside. all six people on board are dead. nobody survivors. 43 year old jeannie rivera sold (1) 500-0000 records and won two bill lard mexican music awards. her brother and father are on the way to claim her remains. >>> fed-ex is gearing up for its busiest day of the calendar year. 19 million packages are expected to be moved today. fed-ex says most of the increase in shipments is because of a big jump in online holiday orders this year. >> people do a lot of shopping online. i would say i did most of my shopping online this year. >> i did some. >>
chemical weapons on its own people. what can the u.s. government do to avoid a catastrophe? >>> dire warning. 26 days left until the deadline and a top official says the president is willing to go off the fiscal cliff if necessary. and some republicans signal they may be ready to give in on a key sticking point. >>> and heading home, a smiling duchess of cambridge and prince william leave the hospital this morning, four days after she checked in with extreme morning sickness. we're live in london today, thursday, december 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah gurthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. nice images to see out of london over the past couple of days. we've been watching duchess of cambridge. she seemed a little shaky as she held the railing. we're going to have more on that story and, of course, the ridiculous prank played out by the deejays later on. >> good job, prince william with the flowers. >>> a story
at a u.s. military base in afghanistan. a vehicle driven by a bomber exploded at the gate of a base in the eastern part of the country on wednesday, killing three afghans. afghan nato-led forces say the bomber did not get into the base nor breach its perimeter. >>> new information this morning on a story first reported as breaking news last night. a deadly shooting we told you about this at 11:00. police say a tarrytown police officer shot a man on commerce street around 8:30 last night. officers received a call about edward becker, jr. smashing the windows of his father's truck using a hammer. when they arrived op the scene, they asked him to drop that hammer and when he didn't, they say he came within an arm's length of an officer and that's when the officer fired. the officer says he was in fear for his life. he's on leave right now pending the outcome of a routine investigation. >>> baltimore county now where police say a man is dead after a man tried to break into a store in glen burnie. police say that byron philip broke into the store and got into a fight with someone and t
on the grammy winning singer born in the u.s. >> reporter: her voice carried tremendous crossover appeal from mexico to the u.s. on saturday night, jenni rivera performed in front of thousand of fans in the northern city of monterey before she boarded a private plane headed to central mexico. but the u.s. registered air craft wu craft carrying six others, never made it. after 3:00 a.m., the aircraft took off. ten minutes later the jet fell off the radar. news of rivera's death came is a a shock to the hispanic community. rivera, a multigrammy nominee was known for her mexican regional style. herself-titled album jenni hit the top of the billboard latin albums charts. and rivera made her mark in reality tv and next month was set to make her film debut. an extraordinary career that has now come to a tragic end. francis coe, nbc news. >> in the process of divorcing former nats pitcher. >>> president obama offering his condolences tonight to the family of a u.s. navy seal. defense officials tell nbc news, the seal was killed in the rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. the doctor
of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more on his remarkable life coming up. >>> also ahead, it happened again. a man shoved to his death in front of a new york city subway train. this time, the suspect is a woman. we will have the details. >>> and later, we'll look back at how we covered the biggest stories from 2012, from golden moments at the olympics to the hard-fought race for the white house and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see en
11th attack on benghazi is critical of bureaucrats. the attack killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, a bay area native. now, wlif more on that report. >> three state department officials resigned today. after release of the report. it says there was failure at all levels of the state department, but places blame at the assistant secretary level. failures resulted in an inadequate security plan. the report on the september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic outpost in benghazi posts to failures in leadership and management deficiencies. saying repeated requests to washington for security upgrades had been denied. u.s. staffing was inadequate and local libyan forces were poorly skilled and local guards, unarmed. communities between benghazi, tripoli and washington were good the night of the attack there wasn't enough time for forces to get there. >> we had a lot of forces in europe, at sea andmo on land, t was not, it is not reasonable that they could have responded. in a timely way this, is over in a matter of about 20 or 30 minute ootz report says u.s. security at the consu
the appropriate treatment. funding for mental health care in the u.s. has been slashed for decades. down almost $2 billion since 2009. maryland's funding down 4%. ken ullman critical of the cuts. >> i think that mental health has been something that has not gotten the support and resources that it needs. there is a lot of troubled folks out there. we have a culture of violence and, you know, you never know what gets in the head of somebody who is not well. >> reporter: over the years many institutions for the mentally ill have disappeared leaving more families to deal with sick children at home. >> mental health problems affect one in ten children. >> reporter: maryland's first lady has made educating parents about their options a priority. but advocates say mental health care needs appropriate funding to prevent another sandy hook. >> what is happening now is going to be rippled throughout our communities for years to come if we don't address it now. >> reporter: despite the cuts to funding, maryland is on the forefront of some pilot programs for mental health care and ranked one of the best in t
lines of mac computers in the u.s. next year. the company will spend $100 million to ship from china. apple began making the computer in the u.s. but began outsourcing in the mid'90s. and parent company with t- mobile reached a new deal with apple. t-mobile had been the lone holdout among the four national retailers in the u.s. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> a wisconsin teen is crashing in on an ugly holiday tradition. christmas sweaters. 18-year-old jack mccarthy collects ugly sweaters in his basement and sells them on his website. the sweaters that he fetes from flea markets, yard will sales, and thrift stores sell for about $20 to $40. he ships about 40 out a day. that's a great idea. and it works. >> i know. i wish i had it. not the sweater, the idea. >> are the sweaters now replace the fruitcake? >> maybe. as holiday gift to have. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. a judge in the deadly meningitis outbreak case, makes an unusual ruling. >>> the suspect in the fatal subway attack is being held without bail. hear from t
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as a joint u.s. afghan special team went in to save the life of dr. dilip joseph, an american doctor who was kidnapped two days before with two members of his afghan staff. the staff was released earlier when a small ransom was made but the taliban was asking for $100,000 for dr. joseph's release. general john allen felt that his life was in imminent danger and then called for the rescue mission as special operations team lured the taliban in, saying they would pay the ransom. the taliban came. instead, they were met by this team who killed at least six taliban insurgents. unfortunately, this u.s. navy s.e.a.l. also lost his life. his identity has not yet been released but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta and president barack obama who in a statement said he gave his life for his fellow americans and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free. the american navy s.e.a.l. sacrifice has not been lost on dr. joseph's family who, in a statement relea
, maryland to assist u.s. marshals who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an individual. once the officers got on scene and shortly thereafter, a barricade was called. >> reporter: we know that every one in the area is safe. we don't believe that the suspect at this point is holding anyone hostage. you were explaining that other people have been evacuated? >> that is correct. individuals who have been affected, who are at the target location of the apartment complex have been moved. >> reporter: there has been some communication. talk about negotiations at this point. >> negotiations are ongoing at this time in an attempt to make contact with the suspect. >> reporter: he's an armed suspect. the person is an armed suspect. we're unsure if it's a male or female. you're hoping the resolution will be a peaceful one. >> yes, ma'am. at this time the person is armed and barricaded themselves inside the apartment and we're hoping that this person through ongoing negotiations will come out peacefully and unarmed. >> reporter: one last quick question. folks will be waking up soon headin
the u.s. not necessarily people but the education for producing. >> now, you see, i disagree with that. the skills are here americans can make these products. they can make them as good and better earn anybody in the entire world. we have a great skilled workforce. if they are not teaching some of those skills here, that's easy to fix. and way back in the days when i used to work with jerry brown, we talked about finding the skills that companies need for their special products, you know, computers or iphones or wind turbins or solar panels or whatever and making sure to be teaching those skills in our community colleges and vocational schools. you have to marry the two. but clearly, with that, americans can certainly do those jobs. but that's just one little point of difference here i think this is great news. let us know what you think about it 866-55-press. i will be damn honest with you. as a liberal and saz a progressive, i have been really feeling guilty about all of my apple stuff. i bought two ipads at christmas last year, one for each of our s
number of attacks, members by afghan security services against nato or u.s. troops assets in the region. so far this year 60 of those attacks, that is almost three times the number we saw in 2011. right now 65,000 american soldiers inside afghanistan plus thousands more of military contractors and civilian contractors that is what joseph griffin was. he was there working inside afghanistan trying to help the afghan police rebuild and that is when he was killed by a woman in her 30s. she was a member of the afghan police, an iranian national. somehow she up haved through the vetting process of the afghan police and the fact that there are so many holes in the vetting process that they would miss, this woman, for example, who had forged documents is making a lot of people very concerned about what happens going forward, especially over the next couple of years as the u.s. draws down towards 2014 when they turn afghanistan back over to the afghans. that is when you're relying on the afghan security services to go ahead and try to take the lead in fighting the taliban, also in fighting al q
backs that may require additional monitoring. >>> well, the man that led u.s. coalition forces has died. norman scwaroff died. he was 78 years old. >>> is your skin, dry and cracked and suffering from the heart break of of psoriasis. we will tell you about how to make your skin feel soft. >>> on the weather front, of course one storm out but a new one headed our way, a clear night in baltimore but why things will change big time by saturday morning. >>> going someplace warm in the middle of winter, can you get there? new apps to let you know if your flight is on time. we are back in sixty seconds. >>> new video of what looks like the inside of a tornado. these pictures are from a surveillance camera just outside of a walgreen's in mobile alabama, the small tornado tore through the city christmas day. you can see the debris flying in the parking lot and wind and lightning gets worse as the tornado gets closer, the winds things are knocked out as customers ran for cover. a relatively small tornado if you can call anything like that small, the weather service says it was a small ef2. wow!
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governor will fill the u.s. senate seat vacated by the death of daniel inouye. he has said he'll be in d.c. today sworn today in. he says he will seek election for a full term in 2014 but a special election will be held to fill that spot until 2016. inouye was the second longest serving u.s. senator of all time. >>> toyota has agreed to set al lawsuit. you probably remember this. the automaker has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were getting stuck causing their vehicles to accelerate. under the agreement toyota said that they will install a brake override system in three million vehicles. >>> all right, time now for a check of the forecast. mike is up here with us once again. you are working double time. >> sure and you may need the four wheel drive over the weekend. uh-oh. >> again? >> yeah again unfortunately. >> christmas eve. >> yeah. >> day after. >> day after. >> new year's eve. >> close. >> probably today too you said. >> ish, yes. this is -- all right it's a saturday storm to kin
congress is sworn in as for the u.s. senate, they reconvened yesterday. >> we have been swamped with the news of the fiscal cliff but locally, cliff. a law was passed five years ago to require home owners to fill out a one time application to update the data base and cut out the fraud. you can only get a credit on your main home not a rental or a second home. >> i've he been a homeowner for over 30 years so i want my money. >> everybody has gotten at least two applications mailed directly a their premise address. >> so if you or someone you know foregist by the end of the dead -- forgets by the end of the deadline you will lose out on next year's credit. >>> other top stories for you this morning. the country is mourning the loss of a decorated war hero. retired general norman schwarzkopf passed away at his home in tampa. he is known as stormin norman and the bear gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm. that was to overthrow iraqi forces out of kuwait and that's what he did. he also fought in vietnam where he earned three silver stars three bronze s
on the findings of an independent panel investigating the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. the board concluded that systematic failures at the state department lead to inadequate security that left the mission vulnerable. the september 11 attack killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. despite that review, the panel determined no individual american officials ignored or violated their duties, and no disciplinary action was needed. in addition, the board found there was no protest and blamed the incident entirely on terrorists. both sides appear to be even closer to a deal with regard to the fiscal cliff, but just in case negotiations stall house republican leaders are pitching a plan b. under the backup plan, tax rates for those earning more than $1 million a year would increase to 39.6%. democrats quickly rejected the suggestion. hundreds of baltimore city temporary school employees will lose their jobs before christmas. administrators say they are making the cuts to avoid duplicating positions, some of which have been on the payroll more than three years. the president of the teac
's an ultimatum. i'm angry at the u.s. for something else. let's use the children as pawns. >> reporter: mcfaden should know. not only did she adopt one of her daughters from russian, she studied in moscow, ran her own adoption agency for 20 years and her nieces and nephews were adopted from russia too. conner and jack mcfaden are fraternal twins who would have been separated. at age 16, both americanized but have a unique understanding of this new law in their native russia. >> and they seem very upset because i don't know where i'd be. the kids don't have many more chances at a life that they could love. >> reporter: or a family they can be part of. it is estimated that there are 750,000 orphans in russia, three quarters of a million kids who mcfaden says may now never know a life fulfilled. >> i'm devastated for the families. but for the children. they will grow up in an orphanage and will not know the love of a family. >> currently there are 46 russian children that have already been approved to be adopted by american families. deborah and some other organizations here in the states are
morning to you, lama. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. this controversial new bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children is igniting a firestorm among human rights activists, saying this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story, josh. >>> we have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's look at pictures o
at times but a nice finish in baltimore. how abouta look at annapolis, the u.s. naval academy sitting on the bapgs of a pretty shop pi river with a few clouds over head. and next take tow harford county, choppy there. chillywater temperatures too. take alook at the winds north and west, five to 15, gusting stronger. we have some winds guszing to 306789 so very breeze vi scenario. -- breezy. temperatures are not exactly frigid by december standards but it will be chilly tonight. howabout some of the weather into the day tomorrow, temperatures likely to get back to the mid-50s but it's going to be a chilly start in the morning. and for points across baltimore county, mid-50s expected. sunshine will clear out after a tonight. radar trend, fairly active to the north up in pennsylvania and the north state. today it was just the fair clouds. skieswill remain clear tomorrow. limited cloud cover as we go into thursday and then clouds increase through the day and a round of rain thursday night into early friday. that's goingto help usher in some cooler air. take a look at this had, cold air po
to work. what is on the top of >> the man who let u.s. forces to victory during the first goal for in 1991 has died. retired general norman schwarzkopf died in florida at the age of 78. known popularly as stormin norman, he served his last assignment as commander in chief of central command before retiring in 1992. a spokesperson for george h.w. bush have asked people to put the heart back in the closet when it comes to his hospitalization. he has been in intensive care since november battling a case of bronchitis and a series of complications. officials say the president is in for a long recovery but is alert and is very comfortable. after being out of commission for several weeks due to estimate virus and a concussion, secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week. doctors had brought her from overseas travel for several more weeks but she will be prepared to step down as secretary of state early next year. her return also paves the way for testifying about the diplomatic attacks in benghazi. corporation for the new york new year's eve celebrations are in the final sta
of a u.s. special operations team has been killed during a weekend rescue mission in afghanistan. the mission freed the doctor abducted by the taliban just five days ago. president barack obama praised the special forces on sunday, saying that it was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skills, patriotism. they said that joseph was rescued after the intelligence shows he was in danger of an injury or possible debt. and in a statement, the president says of the fallen soldier that he gave his life for a fellow american and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, stay safe, and free. >>> still ahead on 9news this sunday night. terrifying moments outside an airport where a man rams a vehicle and then opens fire. >>> finally, president barack obama and house speaker boehner meet. there's a possible movement tonight in the fiscal cliff stand off. we'll have the lathe coming up. >>> take a look at that fog. light mist and drizzle here on the weather terrace. i'll tell you how long that will stick around. you'll wan
said apple will produce a line right here in the u.s. next year. apple has been criticized over working conditions in china. >>> and the u.s. mint will end sails of coins commemorating the anniversary of the writing of the star spangled banner. they depict the battle of baltimore and they will be available until december 17th. >>> news time is 5:49. and the coast guard will remember the attack on pearl harbor. it will take place on the inner harbor. and one of the fighting ships during the attack was decommissioned 25 years ago. it is permanently docked along side pier 6 and has been on display as a memorial. now, the event today starts at noon. >>> well if you want to see how the governor lives you gate chance tomorrow. there will be a holiday open house. it will take place at the government house in annapolis. it runs from 1 to 4. >>> on sunday, jewish leaders will welcome in hanukkah. the festival of lights commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in jerusalem. it starts tomorrow but it is going to be lit in the square on sunday night. the old testament holds that the menorah
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